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Big Ash Brewing started as a "A Fraternal Craft Brew Co-op" and was founded in 2011 by Dave Emery & 25 of his beer minded buddies. Each member chipped in $200, they bought equipment & started brewing together in Dave's Beer Cave in Anderson Township.


8 years goes by fast, and after 52 Brew Partners, 22,000 bottle caps over 200 batches of beer experience, Dave's wife Kaoru decided it be be a good idea to start a real brewery. Anything to get the co-op moved out of Dave's Cave. The transformation of the old El Rancho Grande on Beechmont commenced.


The build out of the space required fully gutting El Rancho Grande, installation of our self-serve tap wall, whiskey bar, garage doors, removal of all faux western stone accents and installation of our 7BBL brewing system.

Opening Day

In the last 8 years we've grown naturally from a basement brew cave run as a hobby to a functioning brewery and tap room with nearly 100 partners. We opened on September 6th, 2019 with hundreds of friends and family celebrating alongside us. We're so thankful for everyone in our community that made this possible.

Our Team